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Dr. Kristy Meadows, who filed the lawsuit on Friday, said she couldn't find a job since she reported the alleged misconduct to Tufts University in Massachusetts

Veterinary doctoral candidate promoted $ 1 million lawsuit against Tufts University because she could not find a job after reporting her fake research and animal abuse department & # 39;

  • Dr. Kristy Meadows filed a lawsuit on Friday and demanded $ 1 million in damages from Tufts University in Massachusetts
  • She claims that since reporting alleged misconduct she has been unable to find a job
  • Dr. Meadows obtained his PhD at Tufts in neuroscience and veterinary medicine
  • She reported a suspicion of misconduct in tufts in 2016 after she had read the final version of an article she had written with her advisor
  • She claims that it contained fabricated data from an experiment they had not yet done
  • Dr. Meadows claims that after reporting the issue she was faced with & # 39; serious and continuous retribution & # 39; including delays in her progress due to the PhD program
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A PhD in veterinary doctorate has filed a $ 1 million lawsuit against Tufts University and claims that she has become the target after reporting her alleged investigation and animal cruelty.

Dr. Kristy Meadows, who filed the lawsuit on Friday, said she had been unable to find a job since she reported the alleged misconduct to the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Meadows, who said she decided to be a veterinary surgeon at the age of 24 and worked in veterinary clinics to find her way through college and graduate school, obtained her PhD at Tufts in neuroscience and veterinary medicine.

Her lawsuit says she worked hard to go to veterinary school and & # 39; deeply ensured the quality of her work & # 39 ;.

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She reported a suspicion of misconduct to Tufts in 2016 after reading the final version of an article she had written with her advisory Dr. Elizabeth Byrnes.

Dr. Kristy Meadows, who filed the lawsuit on Friday, said she couldn't find a job since she reported the alleged misconduct to Tufts University in Massachusetts

Dr. Kristy Meadows, who filed the lawsuit on Friday, said she couldn't find a job since she reported the alleged misconduct to Tufts University in Massachusetts

She claims that it contained fabricated data from an experiment they had not yet done.

Dr. Meadows said she had raised the problem, but her adviser refused to correct it.

She discussed the issue with university administrators shortly thereafter, the court said.

Dr. Mr. Meadows, who was paid $ 2266 a month to Dr. To help Byrnes, university administrators would have been told in 2015 that her adviser could try to prevent her from being promoted if she filed a formal complaint.

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The lawsuit states that Dr. Meadows held several meetings with administrators over the following months to resolve the issue informally.

She claims that administrators She informed Byrnes at the beginning of 2016 of the allegations, which forced her to report her concerns officially.

In addition to the misconduct of the investigation, Dr. Meadows has also filed formal complaints about animal abuse and violations of animal investigation protocols.

She claims that after reporting the problem, she was faced with & # 39; serious and continuous retribution & # 39; including delays in her progress through the promotion program and interference with her research at the university.

Dr. Meadows also claims that her reputation was seriously damaged when professors began spreading false allegations of theft and her adviser was going to tell people that she was & # 39; a bad student and did not manage her work & # 39 ;.

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She would also have canceled her monthly allowance.

Despite repeated complaints to Tufts about retaliation, Dr. Meadows claims that the university has not recognized or addressed the situation.

& # 39; She has suffered significant damage as a direct and close consequence of Tufts actions and actions, including reputational damage, delayed or lost career opportunities, lost earning opportunities, emotional stress and other consequential damage & # 39 ;, said the lawsuit.

Tufts said they could not comment on pending disputes.

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